|2021 Canada Games Training Camp|
Dec 4 2019
2021 CANADA GAMES TRAINING CAMP
January 4th, 2020
Irving Oil Field House, Saint John, NB
Athletes born between 1998-2004 (U18/U20/Sr as of 2020) & Personal Coaches of these athletes interested in making the 2021 Canada Games Athletics Team
An opportunity to meet the 2021 coaching staff, train with them and your personal coaches, and get more information about the selection process
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
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|Lalonde and Vringer Bring Home National Titles|
Dec 2 2019
It was an exciting Canadian Cross Country Championships this past Saturday, November 30th in Abbottsford, BC for New Brunswick athletes Geneviève Lalonde and Erin Vringer.
Vringer of the Saint John Track & Field Club kicked off the championships with the U16 4 kilometer race, where she took off in the lead early on. Vringer ended up crossing the line as the girl’s champion in 13:57.07, twenty seconds ahead of second place Christina Peet Williams (14:17.63) and third... >> more
|Six New Brunswick Athletes take on National Championships this weekend|
Nov 28 2019
On Saturday, November 30th, Abbottsford, BC will host the Athletics Canada Cross Country Championships. Six New Brunswick athletes will be toeing the line at Clearbrook Park.
Geneviève Lalonde will take to the course in the senior women’s 10km after a lengthy and successful outdoor season where she won gold at the Pan-Am Games in Peru in July and was a finalist in the World Championships in late September in Doha, Qatar. Lalonde was crowned Canadian Champion in 201... >> more
|Red & Black Open Recap|
Nov 27 2019
On Saturday, the Saint John Track & Field Club hosted the first indoor meet of the season at the Irving Oil Field House, and with 153 participants, what a great season-opener it was for many of the athletes.
Carys Jacobson of the Saint John Track & Field Club ran the U16 60m in 7.96s, and the 300m in 44.78s.
Kiersten Hicks of ASEA jumped to 1.53m in the U18 high jump.
Victoria LeBlanc of the UNB Reds captured first in the senior triple and long jump with distances of... >> more
|ANB Hall of Fame Recap|
Nov 27 2019
This past Saturday, November 23rd 2019, ANB hosted its first Hall of Fame event with over 80 participants attending. The event took place at the new Irving Oil Field House in Saint John.
Seven panelists accepted to join us for a panel discussion on the Past, Present and Future of the Sport of Athletics viewed from their experiences, accounts and vision. Many members of the audience were attending the Athletics Canada SAGM in Saint John from the 21st to the 24th of November where many... >> more
|Cormier finishes USPORTS with Top 50 finish|
Nov 12 2019
Kingston, Ontario and the Queen’s University Gaels hosted the 2019 USPORTS Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 9th in what were cold, windy and muddy conditions. Four New Brunswick athletes competed in the National University championships.
On the women’s side, Hannah Cormier, competing for the University of New Brunswick Reds was the top New Brunswicker with a 46th place finish. Cormier, who finished fourth at the AUS Championships two weeks ago was the top... >> more
|NB Athletes at U SPORTS XC Championships|
Nov 8 2019
Four New Brunswick athletes will be representing their respective Universities at this weekend’s USPORTS National Cross Country Championships in Kingston, Ontario.
Hannah Cormier and Isaac Cull, both of Fredericton running for the UNB Reds will take to the challenging course at Fort Henry on Saturday.
Sophie Black of Moncton will represent the UdeM Aigles Bleues in the 8km Women’s race.
Kamylle Frenette of Dieppe will represent the Dalhousie Tigers.... >> more
|Sue Ellis Loparco Inducted into the SJ Sports Hall of Fame|
Nov 7 2019
Saturday, November 2nd was a special evening for Saint John Track & Field Club coach Sue Ellis Loparco, as she was inducted into the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2019. Sue joins her late parents Walter and Judy Ellis in the Hall, who were jointly inducted in 1995 as builders in the sport of track and field. Ellis Loparco enters the Hall as a multi-sport builder in athletics, speed skating, volleyball and many other community sports over the last 40 years... >> more
Athlete of the Month
Our Feature of the Month for August is Steeplechaser Micah Landry of St.Stephen, NB who currently trains with the Saint John Track & Field Club. Micah is coming off a bronze medal in the 1500m Steeplechase at the 2019 Legion Youth National Championships. Here's a little more information about Micah:
Q : When did you start track and field?
As far as I can remember, I started track and field the summer before 6th grade. I had run XC throughout most of elementary school and finished relatively poorly at most meets, so my dad suggested I consider T&F. 5 years later I think it's pretty safe to say I enjoyed it.
Q: What is your favorite event to compete in?
My favorite event to compete in varies from day to day. I usually prefer whichever one makes me feel the fastest, but more recently I've taken to the steeplechase. Whether it's an event I'll continue, I'm still unsure, but there's something about the brutality of it that makes me want to push through.
Q: What is your current goal that you are hoping to achieve?
XC season for me is really all about preparation for indoor track. I'd like to break 14 mins in the 4k, and win ProvincialsAtlantics, but other than that I'm more focused on some indoor records. If I was able to break any of the 1200m/600m/300m records (ideally 1200) I'd be in great form to qualify in the 1500m for legion outdoors.
Q: What was your first Legion experience like?
My first Legion experience was amazing. Being fortunate enough to compete against the best in the country was a blessing on its own, but being able to do that alongside my teammates made the experience even better. Not to mention the phenomenal venue and food.
Q: What is your best memory from track and field so far?
My best memory from track and field is ironically not the race I'd expect it to be. I typically rate my races on how hard I pushed myself etc, but this one takes the cake. Before my 1200m at Legion Trials I consciously told myself 'screw it' and decided to go out at a pace unheard of from myself at the time. A few minutes later I realized that I might want to try that more often.
Q: What is your favorite hobby outside of track and field?
Q: Do you have a track role model? If so, who is it and why?
I don't like totally idolizing people, but the framed poster of Steve Prefontaine to the left of me begs to differ. It's a shame I wasn't, y'know, *alive* to watch him race, but the stories and races run by him are nothing short of incredible. His type of absurd work ethic, attitude and willingness to endure is something I strive towards.